If the ultimate goal of a green building is to blend easily into the surrounding environment, while also reducing energy needs, a new house north of São Paulo in Brazil succeeds by partially erasing the line between indoors and outdoors.
It’s happened to the best of us: a misplaced elbow sends a cup of coffee all over the table, drowning your expensive new phone in a sea of caffeine.
OLEDs use less electricity (and mercury) than normal light bulbs or LEDs, making them more efficient and environmentally-friendly.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released a preliminary list of the most extreme weather events in the US of 2012.
There’s no plan to put a wind turbine on the iPhone or iPad, so far as we know – but Apple nevertheless is apparently dabbling in wind power technology.
Designs for bridges today seem to have only one purpose: to get people from one side of an impassable space to the other as quickly, and cheaply, as possible.
Scientists have found that deforestation not only affects the diversity of plants and animals, but is bad news for the forest’s microbes too.
The western part of Antarctica is warming three times faster than the average global temperature increase.
If you can read this, you’ve probably already survived the much-reported, thoroughly ridiculous Mayan Apocalypse prophecy as today marks the end of the “long count” calendar created by the ancient civilization.
Recent statistics suggest Americans waste up to 40 percent of the food that passes through our kitchens.
Lexus has developed a tricked-out hybrid ride concept for Santa just in time for Christmas, letting him cruise the world in a more carbon friendly style.
To some people, a lichen-covered facade is an evocative sign of history; to others, it's a mess. But to a team at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, it's a way of regulating buildings' temperature and improving air quality.
As if hurricanes and heat waves weren't enough, a new study indicates that climate change can cause volcanic eruptions too.
GM luxury division Cadillac has posted a shadowy teaser image of its upcoming 2014 ELR extended-range, electric luxury coupe.
The use of straw as a building medium is hardly new—the thermal insulation properties have been known and exploited for centuries in rural buildings around the world.
The US East Coast is set for a big rise in heat waves and storms, a study using the world's fastest supercomputer has shown.
As the all-electric Nissan Leaf celebrates two years of sales, its manufacturer is gearing up to kick off additional green car development as it tries to wrestle market share away from the likes of GM and Toyota.
The 2011 earthquake and tsunami that crippled TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may be a distant memory to those of us in the US, but the consequences of that disaster are a daily reality for the Japanese.
An increase in extreme weather conditions is putting mammals, especially primates, at greater risk of extinction, according to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
Some good news, for a change: a new genetic analysis indicates that many Amazon tree species are likely to survive global warming in the coming century, contrary to previous findings.